My thoughts on gaming and some creative writing pieces
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Its done! This video is done! I spent the better part of my Saturday doing it, but I managed to get a video together that I am pretty happy about. It’s nothing extremely fancy, but I talked about what I wanted to discuss in video form! I apologize if I am abusing exclamation marks, but I’m just really happy that this came together!

I don’t really have much experience with videos and things like this, so if you notice that I made a mistake could you please comment and leave me some advice on how to make better videos in the future? I’d really appreciate it!

Now then, I want to get serious for a bit and just write up what I talk about in the video.

I’ve said a few times that Holy Prism is very interesting and that it’s definitely earned its place as my favorite of the level 90 Paladin talents, but I think I need to talk about why a little bit more. Most importantly, the spell gives you the option to use it as a single target heal or an AoE heal. Along with the amount of choice that the spell presents, it gives us the ability to heal and do some damage at the same time. Whether you’re using it as a single target heal or an AoE heal, it will have damage paired with it.

Light’s Hammer also has that ability to do healing and damage simultaneously, but it is strictly an AoE spell. The fact that it doesn’t have that same choice attached to it makes me prefer Holy Prism, but this spell still fills the same role.

The reason that I think that these spells, with healing and damage attached on one spell, are important is because they allow us to do damage without hindering our healing. In a tight situation, you can still use these spells and help with damage without the risk of letting someone die. While it may not seem extremely important to be able to do damage as a healer, I think that in challenge modes we will be expected to be able to do damage and keep the group alive.

Challenge modes present an interesting way of playing where everyone is being pushed to their limits to be able to make the Gold time standards. In this situation, a healer who can also do some damage is going to be worth much more than one who can’t. This allows for Holy Prism and Light’s Hammer to shine if used properly. These spells are going to be great during normal gameplay, but I think that if mastered they will proved to be invaluable in the Challenge Mode setting.